Maccabees battle the Greeks in the Hevron hills

Part 4 of our Hanukkah special takes you to the site of the Maccabees' battle in mountains of Hevron.

Hezki Baruch,

In The Footsteps of The Maccabees
In The Footsteps of The Maccabees
Arutz Sheva

This is the fourth installment of Arutz Sheva's eight part Hanukkah special, In The Footsteps of The Maccabees. For Part Three, click here.

The fourth battle took place near the fortified Jewish city of Beit Tzur in the mountains of Hevron, south of Beit Lehem and Gush Etzion. 

After losing the third battle in the Ayalon Valley, an enraged Greek King Antiochus amassed an even bigger army in preparation an attack on Judea from the south. 

An army of 60,000 soldiers and 5,000 horsemen made their way to the Hevron mountains via Lahish. 

The Maccabees did not hesitate and set out to counter the attack. 

Stay tuned tomorrow evening for Part Five.




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